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Chunichi Dragons: February 5, 2012

by on Feb.05, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Saturday

  • 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi took 109 swings during extra BP and collected eighty-four could-be hits, including twenty-eight over the fence.  Four of the balls he hit over the fence traveled around 140 meters. (Sports Hochi Osaka)

Sunday

  • Yudai Kawai threw 168 pitches. (Sanspo)

Saturday

  • Kazuki Yoshimi threw 80 pitches.  This was his second session since the start of spring camp. (Sponichi)

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Today was the end of the first block of spring camp for the Dragons.  The team has the day off tomorrow.

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About 2,500 visited Chatan Stadium today.

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Morimichi Takagi observed Ni-gun workouts today for the first time since the start of spring camp.

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Masahiro Araki took about an hour of extra fielding practice at short after general workouts today (he took extra fielding practice at second yesterday).  As he got ready to leave the facilities, he noticed Takagi signing autographs and decided to join him.  In the end, Araki spent about two hours signing around 200 autographs.

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Shigeru Sugishita observed players at Chatan training camp on Saturday.  Sugishita watched Kenshin Kawakami toss a bullpen session and suggested he could be an interesting Comeback Player of the Year candidate.